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Kagoshima – Ohara Matsuri

Kagoshima’s Ohara Matsuri is a lively, vibrant festival during which over 20,000 dancers parade through the city to the beat of songs like “Ohara-bushi,” a local folk song.
Dancers wear different designs of outfits based on the teams they are on, and since the outfits are so colorful and beautiful, it’s even fun to just watch the performances!

Over 20,000 Dancers
[Over 20,000 Dancers]

So-Odori

The So-odori is the main event of Ohara Matsuri, during which over 20,000 people dance along to Kagoshima’s local songs like “Ohara-bushi,” “Kagoshima Hanya Bushi,” and “Shibuya Ondo.” The choreography for Ohara-bushi seems to have meanings based on history and nature.

Ogojo Taiko

“Ogojo” means “woman” in Kagoshima’s local dialect. As such, Ogojo Taiko is a beautiful and spectacular taiko drum performance put on by women.

Basic information on Kagoshima – Ohara Matsuri

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Basic information on Kagoshima – Ohara Matsuri

Venue
Higashisengoku-cho, Kagoshima City, as well as Kagoshima City’s Tenmonkan Densha Dori
Access
Right outside of Takamibaba Station
Tel
099-808-3333
Event Period
November 2nd and 3rd annually
Hours
November 2nd, 2019 from 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
November 3rd, 2019 from 10:20 am - 5:00 pm
Admission
Free
WEB
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